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Manager, Artist Royalties at The Walt Disney Company (US)

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Job Description

The Music Royalties team is looking for a Manager, Artist Royalties to join their team!

The Music Royalties department is responsible for the calculation, payment, and reporting of recorded music royalties on a global basis to participants of artist and property-branded projects released by the Disney Music Group. The team ensures that quarterly and semi-annual accountings are accurate, and are distributed and paid in accordance with contractual terms.


  • Oversee daily activities of Senior/Contract Analysts to ensure that contract interpretation, cost recoupment terms and rate calculations are applied accurately
  • Determine appropriate work loads of Senior/Contract Analysts based on competing priorities
  • Train staff on Royalty responsibilities and systems, ensuring that monthly, quarterly and semi-annual deadlines are met
  • Develop, implement, and enforce business processes and clear policies to support operational efficiencies and strong internal controls within the Royalties umbrella
  • Develop skills and competencies of the Royalties team to achieve departmental goals and facilitate employee job satisfaction, employee engagement, cross training, and succession planning
  • Assist in determining business requirements and performing user acceptance testing for system development projects
  • Identify, prioritize and resolve issues in a thorough and analytical manner
  • Act as subject matter expert for time sensitive projects on an ad-hoc basis
  • Assist in monthly financial close with Accounting, validating accruals
  • Partner with Business Affairs to ensure that Royalties is in compliance with artists’ agreements
  • Liaise with Audit department to ensure accuracy of audit claims and determine potential counter-claims
  • Help improve the efficiency and effectiveness of key business processes to mitigate financial and operational risks
  • Maintain strict confidentiality


  • 4+ years of music royalty accounting
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively balance conflicting priorities in an environment of deadlines and limited resources
  • Ability to prioritize and manage projects within a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
  • Takes initiative in identifying issues and recommending solutions on complex problems
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity and analytical skills in areas of high complexity, ambiguity and diversity
  • Previous staff management experience
  • BA/BS Degree

Job Summary

Burbank, CA, USA Location
Full Time Job Type
Salary Competitive


From classic animated features and exhilarating theme park attractions to cutting edge sports coverage, and the hottest shows on television, The Walt Disney Company has been making magic since 1923, creating unforgettable stories that connect with audiences around the world. And we’re just getting started! The key to our success…. The Cast, Crew, Imagineers and Employees who honor Disney’s rich legacy by stretching the bounds of imagination to create the never-before-seen, bringing unparalleled entertainment experiences to people of all ages. Begin a career that delivers unparalleled creative content and experiences to audiences around the world and just imagine the stories you could be part of… What is #LifeAtDisney like? It’s a series of magical moments with cast members and employees developing and telling our stories in the most innovative ways. Whether it’s a day spent as a Disney VoluntEAR, or celebrating the release of a new interactive experience, retail product or movie, our days are filled with the knowledge that we are creating entertainment experiences the whole family can enjoy. Follow @DisneyCareers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a peek behind-the-curtain, and discover how you could connect to a world of stories with Disney!

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